Lesson Plan

O Greek Shape! O Fair Pose!

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Everything old is new again. The Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum presents a lesson on how Greek black-figure painting influenced eighteenth century Neoclassical artists. After looking at a series of examples, class members create their own silhouettes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a gallery of the silhouettes and the accompanying biographies produce by the class members
  • Have class members gift the silhouette and biography to a family member
Classroom Considerations
  • A great activity to schedule before the holidays
  • Requires considerable set-up time to collect and arrange materials
  • Includes versions of the sep-by-step lesson for both middle and high school classes
  • Provides links to sites that provide examples of John Miers, Auguste Edouart, and Kara Walker
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